Use the word "heat" when talking about something that is hot.
This is what it looks like as a verb:
- I’m heating some water for tea.
- Heat that soup in the microwave.
- She heated the oven to 350 degrees. (or)
- She preheated the oven to 350 degrees.
- The day is heating up fast.
Here it is as a noun:
- I love the heat in the summer.
- She can’t stand the heat, so she runs her air conditioning all the time in the summer.
- People go to the beach to beat the heat.
- You can feel the heat coming from this fire.
- If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. (This is an expression. If something is too difficult for you, stop doing it or quit the activity.)
- The heat is causing him to sweat.
He’s sweating from the heat.
It’s possible to use "heat" as an adjective:
- He’s suffering from heat exhaustion. (This is a medical condition. If someone is outside in the heat for too long, he or she may suffer physically.)
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Published on June 17, 2014.